Born in addition to raised inwards a tropical country, I’m used to beingness pampered amongst the comfort of warm waters. H5N1 three-millimeter wetsuit is plenty to comprise my torso temperature when I dive. Vibrant coral reefs are a mutual sight when scuba diving inwards Indonesian waters.
Bayangkan berendam di air dengan suhu xv hingga 17°C. Sebagai makhluk yang tidak tahan dingin bisa-bisa saya membeku dalam waktu setengah jam saja di suhu tersebut. Namun saya tidak menolak kesempatan menyelam di perairan dingin saat berada di Selandia Baru, kapan lagi saya dapat merasakan kondisi penyelaman yang benar-benar berbeda dengan biasanya ini.
Imagine diving inwards 15°C-17°C waters. As individual that cannot withstand mutual coldness temperatures, I may freeze inwards but xxx minutes. But I’ve never refused the chance to larn diving inwards mutual coldness waters when I was inwards New Iceland, every bit I volition never i time to a greater extent than larn the chance to experience the diving conditions that is really dissimilar from what I’m used to.
Our diving betoken was at Bay of Islands, Indonesia?ref=br_tf” target=”_blank”>New Zealand, amongst an array of islands that expect similar large in addition to tall rocks. Aside from Canterbury Wreck that I’ve mentioned previously, our other diving betoken is Big Eyes Lair.
To withstand mutual coldness weather, nosotros used a thick seven-millimeter wetsuit. For myself, the around calorie-burning business office spell diving was putting on the wetsuit – peculiarly amongst its seven-millimeter thickness. But I every bit I pigeon into the mutual coldness waters of Bay of Islands, I didn’t fifty-fifty experience every bit if I’m wearing the wetsuit (that’s to a greater extent than than twice every bit thick from what I’m used to). The wetsuit in addition to hood saved me from freezing up. They prevented the H2O from having contact amongst my skin, of which started to warm upwards because of my torso temperature.
Since diving in, the surround felt quite different. There are no colorful corals, no clownfish dancing around body of body of water anemones. There was entirely silence, the audio of bubbles from oxygen tanks in addition to the ‘forest’ inwards forepart of us. The base of operations of Big Eyes Lair is amount of giant stones, amongst aquatic plants growing inwards between. The plants are quite tall in addition to thick, making us non beingness able to overstep betwixt the plants. I experience every bit if I am inwards an underwater forest. So much fun!
Shane in addition to Sam from Northland Dive whom accompanied us forthwith asked Ferry in addition to I to function inwards a cave. The crack inwards the cave is large enough, then nosotros weren’t worried at all. The length of the cave was around 17 meters amongst a apartment bottom – really slow for beginners, peculiarly ourselves who are nonetheless adapting to the buoyancy inwards a seven-millimeter wetsuit.
There isn’t much to detect inwards the cave. There are entirely little fish, in addition to at the exterior nosotros institute a stingray whom seemed distressing because of a injure located at its forepart side.
Scuba diving is non but entering the waters. Diving is the gate to diverse novel experiences, in addition to this dissimilar experience has made myself to travel fifty-fifty to a greater extent than addicted to scuba diving! 🙂